The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to extend former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar's parole by three days.
The three were released from Adiala Jail on parole hours after Nawaz's ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom, passed away at a hospital in London on Tuesday.
Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar were initially released on a 12-hour parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.
Speaking to reporters, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar confirmed that Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar’s parole would be extended.
He dismissed reports that Jati Umra had been declared a sub-jail.
“They are in police custody. We will abide by the rules of parole,” he added.
The Sharif family had requested that a five-day parole be granted to the three, who are currently serving sentences at Adiala Jail.